About Frederick County Ag
Frederick County has 1,373 farms. These farms cover a total of 188,567 acres, which is approximately 44% of the total land in the county. Frederick County has a diverse agriculture sector. Livestock raised include dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. Crops grown include corn, soybeans, wheat, forages, vegetables, and fruits. The county also has a growing craft beverage industry.
Meet our Ag Agent - Jarette Hurry
Jarette come to us from North Carolina State Extension and was there seven years prior to making the move to Maryland. During his tenure in North Carolina, he worked in field crop and horticulture production and also served as a Soil and Water supervisor for his district and as an honorary member on the Farm Bureau board. He received his B.S. in Environmental Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and will be graduating from North Carolina State University with his master’s degree in Crop Science fall of 2021. Jarette plans to spend his time in the field through applied on-farm research and face-to-face consultations with the farming community.
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